SUMMARY: Function: To provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, assist and support victims of crime when directed by a supervisor, deter crime through constant uniformed presence, take non-criminal reports, and observe and report safety issues on campus. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
Scope: Responsible for safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and all property under the control and jurisdiction of Lamar University. Exercises independent judgment and discretion within the limits prescribed by the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations, and the Lamar University Police Departmental policies and procedures.
DUTIES: Typical: To perform security and safety duties on the property of Lamar University. Preserve the safety and security by interceding, to prevent or deter crime. Investigate non-criminal incidents to detect safety or security issues, and lost property. Prepare various written reports narrating incidents, supplemental information, and non-criminal activities. Give credible and accurate testimony in the criminal courts of this state and the United States -if required. Provides assistance and support to the victims of crime, and to all student, faculty, staff and visitors to the Lamar University campus.
SUPERVISION: Received: Direct supervision of work by Corporals, Sergeants and other supervisors -as assigned.
Given: Assist and direct Security Guards, at the direction of the Residence Life Police Liaison.
Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION: Required: High School Diploma or GED
EXPERIENCE: Required: None
EQUIPMENT: Required: Proficient with all equipment utilized in the performance of assigned duties, to include but not be limited to handcuffs, oleoresin capsicum spray (OC), public safety vehicles, communications equipment, computers, investigative and surveillance equipment.
ACCURACY: Proficiency in all phases of duties performed. Must demonstrate logical and effective problem solving ability. Must be able to provide creditable testimony in a court of law.
PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES: Duties involve driving, walking, running, standing, stooping, climbing, crouching, pushing, jumping over, pulling, carrying, reaching above head, lifting, lowering, hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasping, and holding. Good physical condition and vision, ability to hear and speak and full use of arms and legs.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Usual: Exposure to outside weather conditions. May be required to work either day or night on any one of three shifts with varying days off and on holidays. Work may involve a degree of hazard.
Must be eligible to drive a University owned or leased motor vehicle. Must have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a non-commissioned uniformed officer of Lamar University. Effective written and oral communications skills. Knowledge and skills in emergency medical procedures, first aid and CPR techniques.
OTHER: Must successfully complete a minimum six probationary period upon hire.
Preferred Qualifications: EDUCATION: Preferred: Enrolled in classes at Lamar University to complete degree.
EXPERIENCE: Preferred: Experience in a safety and security position, with similar duties.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana